Houston fourth best place to find high-paying jobs

July 14, 2009 5:13:03 PM PDT
Houston remains a great place to find high-paying jobs according to new rankings from Forbes.[FIND A JOB: See listings for jobs around the Houston area]
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The Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area came in fourth on the Forbes list of the best places to find jobs with high wages. The list credits the energy-driven economy and large number of jobs in the professional and business sector.

The Northeast Washington D.C./northern Virginia region topped the list. Austin came in third followed by Houston. The Virginia Beach area rounded out the top five best places to find high-paying jobs.

Below is the top five of Forbes Best Places to Find High Paying Jobs:

  1. Northern Virginia
  2. Washington, DC
  3. Austin-Round Rock
  4. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
  5. Virginia Beach-Norfolk

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